ProElite announced Monday on Inside MMA that they have reached a multi-year television deal with HDNet to broadcast several upcoming events, including HDNet Fights: ProElite – Big Guns, which is scheduled for November 5 from the iWireless Center in Moline, Illinois.
The card will feature two former UFC heavyweight champions, as Tim Sylvia takes on Andreas Kraniotakes and Andrei Arlovski meets Travis Fulton. Along with those two fights, an eight-man heavyweight tournament is slated to begin.
“Our multi-fight agreement with HDNet elevates the ProElite brand to a national MMA audience with a preeminent broadcast partner,” said Paul Feller, President and CEO of Stratus Media Group and Chairman of ProElite. “This strategic partnership offers new opportunities for corporate sponsors and advertisers looking to reach this passionate and rapidly growing audience of ProElite fans.”
This will be the second card for ProElite since returning to MMA this past August. EliteXC, which was a subsidiary of ProElite, folded in 2008. The debut event was held in Hawaii and broadcast online.
“After watching their first event in Hawaii, I could see ProElite was a great fit for HDNet,” said Andrew Simon, CEO of HDNet Fights. “This upcoming card has the perfect mix of marquee names and an innovative heavyweight tournament that fight fans won’t want to miss!”
Future fights are expected to be announced shortly by the promotion.